OHNSTON – Ida Goldstein, a resident of Shalom Apartments in Warwick before moving to Cherry Hill Manor in Johnston several years ago, died Aug. 12. She was the widow of the late Joseph H. Goldstein.
A graduate of the old Commercial High School in Providence, she was facile at language; during her school days, she was a winner of the prestigious Anthony Medal for essay writing. She also enjoyed playing golf and solving the crossword puzzle in the Sunday New York Times. She was a skilled contract bridge player who accumulated many master points over several decades.
She lived in Rhode Island most of her life, largely in Providence and Cranston, and also lived for eight years in Watertown, N.Y., where she was an active member of Congregation Degel Israel.
For many years, she was also a volunteer in the trees for Israel program.
She also worked in the bookkeeping department of the Shepard Department Store in Providence.
Born in Providence on Feb. 26, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Rebecca (Levine) Brotman.
She is survived by a daughter, Lynda Steinberg (Hy) of Broomfield, Colo.; two sons, Gerald S. Goldstein (Ann) of Smithfield and Dennis B. Goldstein (Nancy) of Oakland, Calif.; six grandchildren, Danna McLaughlin and Mathew Steinberg, Jennifer Parson and Jonathan Goldstein, and Joshua Goldstein and Jeremy Goldstein and eight great-grandchildren, Sophie and Stella, Eva and Ben, Joe and Rosie, and Felix and Theodora.
She was the sister of Pearl Snyder Jacobson of California; the late Paul Brotman and the late Mary Volpe.
Shivah will be observed Thursday and Friday, from 2 – 4 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m., at the home of Gerald and Ann Goldstein, 76 Colwell Road, Smithfield.
Donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.